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Dec 9, 2021

Tanja Hester, @TanjaHester is the author of Wallet Activism: How to Use Every Dollar You Spend, Earn, and Save as a Force for Change (November 2021).

Clear-eyed and practical, #WalletActivism helps angry, overwhelmed, and disillusioned consumers cut through the marketing lies of companies that have rebranded their problematic practices as “green,” “woke,” and “ethical” to learn how to use their financial power to fight back. 

Hester doesn’t offer easy solutions or simple answers. Instead, she helps readers (1) understand the complex, nuanced impact their financial decisions have on both people and the planet, (2) define their own personal financial values, and (3) begin to make better (not perfect), more intentional money moves (from deciding where you live to where you bank and more). 

Hester can help your listeners channel their anger into meaningful, realistic wallet activism through an excerpt or interview on:
  • How to define your financial values and decode marketing messages to make more ethical money decisions
  • Where your money lives dictates exactly what you’re funding: How to mindfully choose financial partners (banks, lenders, investments)
  • Former political consultant on how to vote with your wallet
  • Where to channel your energy and activism between elections
  • Understanding scale of food waste + why we have to take it seriously
  • Tips on how to "rightsize" your household consumption to minimize waste
  • How to travel responsibly: Considerations for destination, lodging, and transportation
  • Questions you should ask yourself when choosing companies to work for
  • Sustainable gift giving practices (including secondhand & experiential gifts)
  • Understanding the dark side of decluttering